Researcher

Associate Professor Hazel Easthope

My Expertise

Urban/Social Planning and Policy, Medium and High Density Construction Standards, Development Standards and Controls, Strata Title Developments, Sense of Home, Housing.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Urban and regional planning, Human geography, Sociology

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Biography

Dr Hazel Easthope
Deputy Director, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia
PhD (University of Tasmania), BA(Hons) (University of Sydney)

Hazel Easthope is Scientia Associate Professor at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She has qualifications in sociology and human geography and researches in the areas of urban studies and housing. She has a particular research interest in residential satisfaction and...view more

Dr Hazel Easthope
Deputy Director, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Australia
PhD (University of Tasmania), BA(Hons) (University of Sydney)

Hazel Easthope is Scientia Associate Professor at the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She has qualifications in sociology and human geography and researches in the areas of urban studies and housing. She has a particular research interest in residential satisfaction and the intersections between mobility, identity and home. Much of her research focuses on the development, management, governance and planning implications of private apartment buildings and estates and the lived experiences of their residents. Her interests in this area span property title and ownership structures, estate governance and management, urban renewal and housing redevelopment, building retrofits and upgrades, and resident relationships.

She regularly consults with government, community and peak body stakeholders. This has led to invitations from a range of academic, industry and peak body organisations to present her research findings and provide policy advice.

Key words: Urban, housing, place, strata, apartments


My Grants

Constructing Building Integrity: Raising standards through professionalism (ARC Linkage) 2021-2024

Co-design Guide for Transforming Ageing Apartment Buildings (ARC Linkage) 2021-2024

Reassembling the City: Understanding resident-led collective property sales (ARC Discovery) 2020-2023

Australian Housing Data Analytic Platform (Australian Housing Data Commons) 2020-2023

Cracks in the Compact City: Defects in strata (ARC Linkage) 2018-2021

Inquiry into Housing in a Circular Economy (AHURI) 2021-2022

Sustainable Apartment Housing: New build and retrofit (AHURI) 2021-2022

Predicting Risk to Inform Policy and Practice (AHURI) 2021-2022

Waterloo Housing Estate Redevelopment: Assessment of residents' health needs and circumstances pilot study (Maridulu Bundyari Gumal Healthy Urban Environments) 2021

Australasian Strata Insights (Strata Community Association) 2018, 2020, 2022


My Qualifications

PhD (sociology) University of Tasmania

BA (Hons 1) University of Sydney

Certificate in Executive Management and Development, UNSW


My Awards

ARC Future Fellowship 2013-2017

Planning Institute of Australia Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award 2014 & 2016

UNSW Rising Star Award 2016

Strata Community Association Presidents' Award 2012


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Wide variety of topics relating to multi-owned property (e.g. strata, condominium, common interest developments) across fields of sociology, planning, design & construction. 

Sense of home & sense of place.


Currently supervising

Hyungmo Yang 

Designing Better Apartments: Spatial layouts of units for families with children

 

Rana Shakaa

Spatializing Art: A tool and a strategy in place making

 

Susan Tracey

Women in Placemaking


My Engagement

Australasian Editor, Housing Studies journal

UNSW-AHURI Centre Director

Technical Support Group to the Commonhold Council, UK

Research and Development Board Advisory Group, Strata Community Association, Australia

Research Committee, Foundation for Community Association Research, USA

Residential Apartment Sector Sustainability Reference Group, City of Sydney Council

Urban Icon Research Platform Steering Committee, Urban Development Institute of Australia


My Teaching

PLAN1003 Urban Society, History & Theory

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Location

Room 3026, Level 3
Red Centre (West Wing)

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Contact

+61 2 9385 6041